Category Archive: dating

Is This How Adults End Relationships?

The Mature Breakup: you plan it. You attend it. You participate in it. You go home sad and reflective instead of mad and self righteous. Am I doing this right?

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Things I’m Not Proud Of: Excuses I’ve Used to Get Out of a Date

Society has a problem saying, “I’m just not that into you.” But no one will believe you have to wash your hair that night. I’m tentative about publicly sharing my go-to excuses—but to be fair, half the time I say these things, they’re true! So don’t be too offended the next time I blow you off; there’s at least a 50% chance it’s really not you, it’s me.

14 Reasons #WhyImSingle On Valentine’s Day

If you’re at all aware of your surroundings, you know that tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. If you know anything about me, you know my relationship status: single. But it’s not because nobody can stand me. In keeping with the spirit of the holiday, I’m celebrating February 14 by declaring the top 14 reasons why I’m single on Valentine’s Day.

30 Reasons Why Having a Sister is Better than Having a Boyfriend

Relationships can be wonderful. But boyfriends come and boyfriends go. You know what relationship I believe in? The one I have with my sister. In honor of my role model, my best friend, and my big sister, here are the top 30 reasons why having a sister is better than having a boyfriend.

New Year, New Man: Who I Want To Meet In 2015

If you’re like me, you’ve made a slew of New Year’s resolutions; and if you’re really like me, none of them have to do with romantic relationships. But let’s be honest—I’m single, it’s a new year, and there are certain things I’m looking for. Qualifications below. If you know this man—if you ARE this man—you know how to reach me.

My Alone-iversary: I’ve Been Single For 365 Days

I have been single for one year. This is not an anniversary to be commemorated with poems, or roses, or wine—okay, maybe wine—but it is an anniversary nonetheless. And even if the occasion isn’t something you can find a Hallmark card for—Congratulations on being alone for an entire calendar year!—I am a big believer in celebrations. So here we go.

What My First Date Outfit Says About You

First dates can be kind of a big deal. Whether or not you believe in love at first sight, first impressions count. What I decide to wear on a first date says less about me and more about what I think about you.

What My Instagram Would Look Like If I Had a Boyfriend

I don’t think it would take a detective to look at my Instagram and realize that I’m a single lady. But looks can be deceiving, right? So here’s what it would look like I were one half of a happy couple. And if I were the type of cheesy girlfriend who fawns over her boyfriend on social media and uses hashtags like #lol. Which I’m not.

If the Characters of FRIENDS Had Online Dating Profiles

I’m too young to remember “The Rachel” hairstyle when it was in its prime, but I can quote the character nearly verbatim. I’m using this special talent to bring you the abbreviated Coffee Meets Bagel dating profiles of your six favorite Manhattan residents who live in apartments they could never afford—and would never have to leave, if they met all of their potential paramours through their phones.

How Apartment Hunting is Just Like Online Dating

What’s worse: being single or being homeless? Let me rephrase. Which is harder: trying to find a compatible boyfriend or searching for a suitable apartment? I’m doing both right now, and I have to say it: trying to find the right apartment is even worse than trying to find the right guy.